ESWT - Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy
ESWT was first introduced in 1982 as a way to dissolve urinary stones, so they could pass less painfully. However, as medical studies progressed, ESWT is a multidisciplinary device used in orthopedics, physical therapy, sports medicine, urology, aesthetics and veterinary medicine.
HOW IT WORKS?
It uses acoustic pressure waves to safely increase metabolism and blood flow, stimulating or enhancing healing of the injury. The microtrauma induced, triggers a cascade of inflammatory factors such as cytokines and chemokines that help regenerate the damaged tissue. These inflammatory factors are essential for healing and are present at high levels in acute injuries, but diminish or cease to exist over time in chronic injuries.
Indications that ESWT can HELP:
orthopedics, physical therapy, sports medicine, urology, aesthetics and veterinary medicine.
|Radial and Ulnar epicondylitis||Myofascial trigger-point muscular back pain|
|Tendinitis of the shoulder||Trochanteric Hip Bursitis|
|Calcific Tendinopathy of the shoulder||Periostitis or shin splints|
|Status post muscular injury||Dupuytren’s disease|
|Patellar tendinitis||Thumb basal joint arthritis or rhizarthritis|
|Patellar Tendinopathy||Muscular pain quadratus lumborum or gluteus|
|Achilles Tendinopathy||Muscular pain tibialis posterior, soleus or gastrocnemius|
|Plantar Fasciitis or Fasciopathy||Muscular pain quadriceps|
|Heel spurs||Muscular Imbalance|
|Myofascial trigger-point neck therapy||Low Back Pain|
|Vaginal laxity (“looseness” in the vagina)||Chronic pelvic pain syndrome(CPPS)|
|Overactivity bladder symptoms||Vulvodynia|
|Stress Urinary Incontinence||Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome (IC/BPS)|
|Cellulite and localised adiposity||Skin tone and firming|
|Skin toning and firming||Facial wrinkles|
|Treatment of scars and stretch marks||Eye area|
|Remodeling treatment, pre and post liposuction treatment||Lip contour|
|Acoustic waves in combination with face/body mesotherapy||Cheekbones and the oval of the face|
|Buttock tightening||Double chins and sagging|
|Suspensory Ligament Branch||Chronic Back Pain|
|Collateral Ligaments Of Various Joints||Hip And Elbow Dysplasia|
|Nuchal Ligament||Painful Scar Tissue|
|Arthropathy / Cubarthrosis||Relax After Sports|
|Muscle triger points – Sciatica, myositis, fibrosis||General Massage|
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Non-invasive procedures becoming more and more popular.